January 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Great Freebies to enhance Homeschooling

Top Ten {Tuesday}
Let me start by saying - I love freebies, so only publishing ten is just a mere tip of the iceberg.  I've found many, many more freebies for homeschooling than that.  But without further ado, here are ten great freebies that we use to enhance our homeschooling.

1.  Paperback Swap - list books you are through with, request books in the system - we picked up a lot of great books this way.  Also, they have a great wish list system, that keeps track of the books you want, and notifies you when they are available - sweet!

2.  Homeschool Share - great place to find free unit studies and lapbooks.  You can find almost everything here to tie into studies.

3.  Easy Fun School - more free unit studies - can you tell that we love unit studies at our house?  We do, they are fun!

4.  Ambleside Online - the very first site I discovered when looking into home schooling, still love it for ideas of books and curriculum to follow.

5. Clickschooling - great site with web-based curriculum ideas.  We don't use this one as much, but the links are awesome!

6.  Freely Educate - lots of free stuff, you can search by age, subject, grade level - however you like.  Some of our best freebies came via this blog!

Postcards Exchange
  Post Crossing - great way to experience real-life geography, by sending and receiving postcards worldwide.  Also, works on language arts skills -writing postcards.

8. FreePrintable.com - Just what it sounds like, free printables including calendars, worksheets, lesson plans and more.

9.  Learning Page - More free printables, mainly worksheets, my youngest loves worksheets!

10. File Folder Fun games - I love file folder games, and so do my kids!  We love this site for all the fun theme-friendly, age specific games.  Sweet!

For more Top Ten Tuesday, make sure you drop by Oh Amanda!

Have a great week!


Melissa said...

Ooh! Thanks for these. I'm homeschooling for the first time this year for Kindergarten and am always on the lookout for free, printable stuff. Thanks for sharing!!

Kim said...

Hope you enjoy the sites - thanks for dropping by!

Tonya @ The Traveling Praters said...

We followed Ambleside Online for a few years and absolutely loved it!

You have some great resources listed. We've also enjoyed the free selections offered at Learn Out Loud. Here's a link to the children's titles: http://www.learnoutloud.com/Content/Topic-Pages/Kids-Audio-Books-Online/218 You can also sign up for their newsletter to recieve the free title of the week.

Oh, and as for your Homeschool Mother's Journal post, we're originally from Ohio and snow is one thing I certainly don't miss! Hope things clear up for you soon. Spring is just around the corner- or so the ground hog says! :)